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New Cowboys stadium would replace Cotton Bowl

DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys officials say they will look at the
possibility of building a new stadium at Fair Park.

Dallas Mayor Laura Miller suggested the site Thursday, after
telling the Cowboys she would not support contributing funds to
redevelop a downtown industrial area the Cowboys have expressed
interest in.

Miller said the Cowboys have to come up with a plan the supports
the city's agenda.

Fair Park is already developed and would benefit from having the
stadium, which would replace the Cotton Bowl. It would also require
less public investment.

"It may be different from what we would do downtown, but that
is part of the mandate -- to see what we can do," said George
Bayoud, a former Texas secretary of state and adviser to the
Cowboys.

The report appears in Friday's online edition of The Dallas
Morning News.

The new plan deviates from a concept the Cowboys discussed last
year.

The architects of that plan envisioned a $600 million stadium
surrounded by shops, a Cowboys museum, hotels and public fields,
the newspaper reported.

The team wanted to raise hotel and car-rental taxes to generate
funds to build the stadium. It promised to build the surrounding
development at the same time it constructed the stadium.

Members of the group called "No Jones Tax" oppose raising the
taxes to help fund a new venue. About 200 people attended the
group's rally last week.